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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions at your own pace. Travel with ease by double-decker bus past world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. With your Classic ticket, ride the bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide. Upgrade to a 2- Day Premium ticket that includes the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop, the Panoramic Night Tour and the 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. Choose the 3-Day Deluxe ticket with all loops included, night tour, and 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.
  • Get around bustling and congested NYC easily with more than 30 bus stops
  • Explore New York City at your own pace and create your own itinerary 
  • Choose between multiple ticket options to fit your wants and needs
  • Upgrade to a cruise to see even more sights, or a sparkling night bus tour
What to Expect
Redeem your Big Bus voucher for a pass at any stop along a NYC route by simply showing it to a Big Bus staff member before boarding. Either choose to complete the 2-hour city loop and learn fun facts about New York from your guide as you go, or hop off and on at any of the stops to create your own self-guided tour of the city. If you’d like to visit a lot of attractions or areas, you can plan your itinerary ahead of time. This pass helps you get around throughout your day without the hassle or expense of getting cabs or navigating the public transportation system. Some areas you can see and stop at include Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan, Central Park, Times Square—it's up to you. You can upgrade your Big Bus ticket to include a night bus tour or a sightseeing cruise.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Hop-on hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour.
  • Live guide
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live bus tracking
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise and Panoramic Night Tour with Premium or Deluxe Ticket
  • Recorded commentary in 10 languages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3 pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian.
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise with Premium or Deluxe Ticket
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Had a great ride on the downtown route. Dwayne was our guide and brought some great energy making it a really fun time. He was not only informative but also funny and genuinely entertaining. Recommended if you are a first time visitor in New York.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JamieG2230
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bus stops are hard to spot the traffic is Horrendous I hope one day it’s only open for bus’s and taxis

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 564jimmyg
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This hop on hop off bus ride around New York City is the best because they provide a live person to provide details of sites. If you have a question you ask the tour guide and they provide feedback. This isn’t one of those canned...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank SandyFIELDER
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Extremely rude sales agent on the Street at M&Ms. Called tourists hypocrits and only smiling when they need help! We only asked for our tickets to be scanned. But we should say hi and introduce ourself - because thats what americans do!! Bad communication between...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Kira A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour was great and our guide Darius Williamson was fantastic. Very convenient and very informative

Date of experience: September 2019
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17 September 2019|
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Response from Australia-Burwood | Reviewed this property |
You can’t hop on hop off for night tour which is yellow line. It is end to end point where you start at stop 37 and finish at stop 37 outside M&M world store. 7th Avenue & w48th Street. You need to purchase the tickets... More
11 September 2019|
Response from Marilyn G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure, sorry. They are a great way to get around town, that will be the Macy’s day Parade so the whole downtown will be screaming busy. Once you are there, you can ask any of the guys that sell the tickets on... More
9 September 2019|
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Response from Australia-Burwood | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasts for two hours, departing every 20-30 minutes between 7:00pm and 9pm. For what i understand Big bus doesn't run any cruise only bus night tour.
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